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with liberty and just for all. thank you very much, everybody. >> president obama speaking tonight. i want to bring in former new york mayor rudy giuliani, cnn national security analyst fran townsend, our senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin also here, security consultant jeff beatty, veteran of the fbi and cia counterterrorism. also former massachusetts homeland security adviser julia heim, and national correspondent john king. mayor giuliani, let me start with you. a remarkable end to all of this. obviously the investigation continues, the wheels of justice move forward. but your thoughts tonight upon what you witnessed over the last 24 hours and all week long. >> well, i think the ending tonight which is really the end to the beginning was about as good as we could expect, right? the fact that he was captured, captured alive. possibility there to gather more information. law enforcement operated, as the president said, at the highest level you could possibly imagine. they worked together. seemed to all be seamless. i think this -- this part of it has in some ways given us some good news
earlier this week. president obama in boston where the investigation continues. the fbi, according to fox's security team, considering, perhaps, releasing video showing one, possibly two suspects and perhaps a video of someone placing a bomb at one of the sites or a bag at one of the sites. there's an internal deliberation ongoing now as to whether the fbiments to make the images public. there's app investigation examining a battery used, perhaps in the bomb. it's a common battery sold in the united states, but sources telling fox news the battery was, tracted from another device and possibly placed in the bomb. the investigation there continues. meanwhile down here, the department of homeland security secretary updated the investigation's progress. >> we have been collecting video from a variety of sources, as you might imagine, at the finish line of the boston marathon. there's lots and lots of video. there is some video that has raised the question of those that the fbi would like to speak with. i wouldn't characterize them as suspects under the sec any call term, but we need the publi
into monday's bombing. we'll also talk to former senator joe lieberman about how security has changed in this country since 9/11. and former top advisor to president obama, david axelrod, about how the white house is handling this situation. >>> but we begin in boston where the back bay has been transformed into a crime scene sealed off for blocks and law enforcement try to determine who was behind monday's deadly attack at the boston marathon. of course this all began at about ten minutes to 3:00 on monday. about four hours into the race when an explosion went off just yards from the finish line. then about 15 seconds later a second explosion about 500 feet down the road. at least three people were killed in the blasts, one of them was 8-year-old martin richard whose father was in the race. his mother and sister suffered serious injuries. at least 126 people are still hospitalized. ten of them possibly as many as 17 in critical condition following the attack. >> there was cloud everywhere and, yeah, it was loud. it was really, really loud and then people just chaos everywhere. >> the
york, security and individual lens was stepped up. a bigger uniform presence was added around the white house and pentagon. president obama said those responsible will feel the full weight of justice. >> we will find out who did this and why p they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: this evening in boston authorities offered few new details. >> the fbi is taking the lead in this invest sgags. it's criminal that is a potential terrorist investigation. comfortable racing weather for the runners ready to compete for personal glory or just the honor of it all. it's usually a joyous day off. today someone stole all of that killing and maiming innocence who can never forget the day they ran when the finish line was strong with crime scene tape. >> mat has made his way up to boston. good evening. >> reporter: those patients are in extremely good hands. this is a well regarded hospital. it's the oldest one level one trauma. i'm joined by three eyewitnesss to this tragedy. i'm happy to say they were not among the injur
, the president, has been briefed, we're told throughout this entire time. president obama getting briefed by the homeland security advisor, the aston to the president, in counterterrorism, lisa monaco has been keeping up to date minute by minute, overnight getting the latest which included the information abou boston and watertown getting locked down this morning. we don't have any information about any briefings that are happening. however, i have talked to a number of people up on capitol hill and lawmakers are being briefed early this morning. that includes the current situation in boston as well as what they know about these two brothers and the history. there may be some history that the f.b.i. knows about these two men and how much they know about them, how long they may have been watching them, or they may have been on the radar screen i think is part of some of the things we may learn in the next few hours. it's interesting, and you pointed out with jennifer griffin about chechnya and the islamic radicalism that really has flourished from there. we've heard russia talk about this
by president obama and the first lady. >>> runners are -- with the added security to that event, everything appears to be going smoothly. last week's bombing did weigh heavily on the minds of organizers and runners. katie is live with what people at the marathon are doing. >> reporter: they wore black ribbons, but others saddened by the lass loss of life considered not running today. >> i was supposed to come on a tuesday and literally with my car, they are waiting to take me to the airport, and my family coming out. i said i'm not going. i feel so empty from what has happened. so emotionally drained that what's happened to these people and the little boy that has died. >> jack cumming did run today. marathon security was increased by 40% more officers. participants observed a moment of silence and those who were injured in the explosion. for many, running today was not only a personal triumph, but a way to honor others. >> very proud, the other runners from the united states are running here and i think it will be an emotional time for me as well. >> for every runner that crosses the
to citizenship for 11 mill illegals and does little to secure the u.s. border. we'll have a listen from a moment ago. >> the draft bill captures the core principles enunciated by president obama in las vegas and reflects the bipartisan spirit necessary to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. the bipartisan work reflected in this bill will strengthen security at our borders by funding the continued deployment of manpower infrastructure, air cover, and proven effective surveillance technologies along the highest trafficked areas of the southwest border. bill: chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is tracking this live on the hill. mike, good morning to you. what has been her message so far? >> reporter: well, bill, secretary napolitano opened a bit talking about the boston attack a little over a week ago and she said that homeland security is committed to working with its partners to figure out what happened, exactly what steps can be taken to improve security and we'll draw lessons learned from the incident. she has spoken in favor of this legislation. the bipartisan gang of eight i
breast priest -- press briefing- press briefing. meantime in washington president obama was briefed this morning on the boston investigation. the man had. we go to rich jensen at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: a very fluid situation. the national security staff convening about an hour-long briefing this morning that ended -t about -- probably an hour ago. we were supposed to get a briefing in new from the press secretary, just a regular is scheduled briefing, the daily briefing. that has been pushed off, postponed to a time to be determined. we are learning now also comes from capitol hill. his reporting, is senior source on capitol hill was brief but a national data terrorism center saying that police believed dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in the boston area and it is important they get all the time and do so live because they want to find out if this is something broader. there is another person involved those sources saying it is hard to believe that these two men operated from the bombing on without any help or training from anybody else. the fbi is looking into any
across the globe. in london, preparing for their own marathon on sunday, beefing up security in paris, monuments are under extra guard and there is a red alert. in rome, where the premiere sent a message to president obama condemning what he called the cowardly bombings in america. in rio de janeiro, where they're getting ready for the him glikes 2016, cracking down on anyone who looks out of place today. police seemingly everywhere in new york city. extra security for the dodgers game in los angeles in washington in las vegas, atlanta, chicago, no matter where you look, cities and the whole country is on the lookout, here, and there, and we got you covered everywhere. with amy kellogg in a nervous london, and eric in times square, and sheryl outside fortress wall street, and rick leventhal in an anxious boston. we start with rick. >> a number of developments this afternoon, including a boston globe report that investigators found a circuit board believed to have triggered the bombs. they were made with pressure cookers, a style of explosive device found in afghanistan and pakistan. w
: the obama administration's done it again! choosing another green energy spender losing millions of taxpayers money in the process. fisker automotesive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financing deal. the chinese didn't want to buy the company after all. that is 160 jobs gone from a company backed by what was once a $529 million loan guarantee. feel good about it. face ker was able to tap -- fisker was able to tap $153 million of it. the battery supplier went the wrong way as well. this is owned by a chinese company to change the name by the way. i love this. a-123 is now b-456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? benefited from $250 million grant. the chinese should send us, i think, a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? solyndra got $528 million. wow! you know what? they went belly up. battery maker interone received $118 million. $118 million. you know what happened? right, they went belly up. energy storage company beacom power veeveed $43 million. that feels like chump change, doesn't it? $46 million taxpayer dollars. yep, you g
in boston yesterday. here now president obama. >> good morning, everybody. i've just been briefed by my national security team. on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families, and the city of boston. we know that two explosions greatly wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others, including an eight-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act. place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know however, is who carried out this attack or why. whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or, was the act of a malevolent individual. that is what we don't yet know. clearly we're at the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find out whoev
stories. there is tighter security at landmarks in washington and other cities. as you heard, president obama says whoever is responsible will be caught. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. overnight president obama was briefed by his top white house terrorism official on the criminal official and ongoing federal response. later today the president will meet again with fbi director robert mueller. white house officials tell us it's quite likely mr. obama will address the boston bombings later today although i must emphasize there's nothing official on the president's schedule. at the white house yesterday, mr. obama told the nation he would update them on any significant breaks in this case. >> you should anticipate that as we get more information, our teams will provide you briefings. we're still in the investigation stage at this point. i just want to reiterate we'll find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable. >> reporter: and just a couple of hours the president will receive the presidential daily briefing. that is the
, president obama vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> counterterrorism officials tell nbc news that multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. security remains tight in and around boston. residents being told to expect a continued heightened law enforcement presence as the city tries to come to grips with a violent attack in the heart of boston. and that was katie davis there with that report. now london's metropolitan police are reviewing security plans for this sunday's marathon after the explosion in boston. the minister told bbc the best way to show solidarity with boston is to continue the race as the french president has stepped up security around public buildings in this country and raised the threat level to red. >>> speaking earlier, it was said the long lasting impact of terrorist attacks are low. >> research into terrorist incidents over many, many years, their economic impact, their direct economic impact tends to be very, very small, indeed. a lot of good research done on this in israe
today and is mourning the death of one of its police officers. we can also tell you president obama was briefed overnight. on the series of events by lisa moniker, assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. again, going back importantly to the details, what we do know about these suspects, which we can tell you from our very own pete williams is that they are in their early 20s, they've been in the u.s. about a year, and they have some military experience. that's all we feel comfortable reporting at this point. so, again, massachusetts institute of technology classes are canceled. the mbta transit service, which serves the greater boston area, including of course a lot of major financial firms is shut down on this friday. markets, though, shrugging it off or i should say not seeing any broad fallout. we're seeing a rally shape up in u.s. futures. we're seeing rallies across global markets. sovereign debt is performing well. here is a look at the latest on the dow, the nasdaq and the s&p. hire is a look, as well, as european markets. u.s. "squawk box" will be picking up th
. >> lou: the obama administration has done it again. choosing anotherreen energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar loop guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opened by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran company, beacon power received $43 million. how about that? that feels like chump change, doe
, as i said before, that you and president obama have done more in the administration's first four years to enforce immigration laws and strengthen border security than in years leading up to this administration. you have more than 21,000 agencies eaggets at the border patrol, more than at any point in history. new technologies have been deployed to the border. apprehensions along the border is the lowest we've seen in decades because people have deterred from trying to cross. according to the report biff the migration policy institute, the united states now spends more money on immigration enforcement agencys than it does on all our major federal aw enforcement put together. so i think it's time to start alking about reforming imthe -- reforming the immigration system. we've done a lot but that should not be a bar to having good immigration reform. along pastime for us to reform our immigration stfment we need an immigration system that lives us to american values, one that allows families to be reunited and safe. one that treats individuals with humanity and respects due process and ci
with this administration is that their policies are failing. they do not believe that we're at war. >> the obama administration is failing? what you see there is the senator pivoting from legitimate questions about the fbi to using those questions to undermine the president and his entire national security policy. it's unfair and, more than that, it's wrong. while a terror victim, a fallen police officer, were being laid to rest, senator graham was on fox news to use the boston tragedy as an excuse to dredge up tired, old complaints about benghazi. >> what do i mean by upping our game? making sure that when the ambassador in libya tells the state department and the department of defense that al qaeda flags are flying over benghazi, i can't defend my consulate against a coordinated attack, that you do something about it. that when a consulate is under attack and an ambassador is missing for 7 1/2 hours you have the ability to go to their rescue. and after the fact you don't lie to the american people. >> lie to the american people? what does boston benghazi? that's not a clip from last year. that
about a security scare involving the poisonous substance risen that might have been sent to president obama and a senator. a father of four has been arrested. pierre thomas is here with the latest. pierre? >> reporter: good morning. a suspect identified as paul kevin curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi. the fbi says he's the man who tried to send two potentially poisonous letters to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. we're waiting final test results on whether the letters actually contained risen, a deadly poison made from beans. he describes himself on his facebook page as a karate enthusiast and elvis impersonator. he's facing serious charges. >>> during a public relations nightmare for months carnival cruise lines is spending $30 million ang improvements, an extra generator and upgrading fire safety systems. it follows a debacle in february when thousands of passengers were stranded in the gulf of mexico with no working bathrooms. finally, a high school baseball team beat an opponent 65-0. in a game that was called after three innings. >> no! >> yes. t
the metrics that this and the future administration will use to make sure that the border is truly secure. congress passed a law in 2007 requiring that the 100% of the e 0%operationally controlled." president obama and secretary napolitano abandoned that metric. the bill before us weakens that law by only requiring the southern border to be 90% effectively secured. in some sectors. only the so-lled high risk sectors. what about the other six? before green cards are allocated to those here illegally, the secretary only has to certify that the security plans and fencing's are "substantially deployed, operational, and completed." if the secretary does not do her job and a commission is created to provide recommendations, this is just a loophole that allows the secretary to neglect doing the job. another area of interest for me is employment verification measures. as i said before so many times, i was here in 1986 when we for the first time made it illegal for employers to hire undocumented individuals. i have been a champion for the e-verify system a staple in every workplace. it is an impor
. >> they always use the term "president" they never use the term barack obama. >> that would have been one of the tipoffs, that this was a bog us tweet, not obviously the main news feed of the associated press, which has a whole other layer of security in it. let's go to kate kelly for a perspective how this may pick up this kind of information and translate it into the marketplace. >> there's a growing belief within the world of trading that people have keyword searches that look for headline events when osama bin laden was killed, people regarded what was slightly strange or trading patterns, a bit of a sell-off for an event that arguably would have moved prices upwards in oil, but the feeling was people had algorithms to detect bin laden and violence or bin laden and killing, and they were programmed to sell off and moved the market in ways the public may not have expected. but again, there has been a growing belief that with the large volume of high-frequency traders and al groh rhythmic trading that keyword searching are very much a part of the strategy and could play a role in out-si
mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. >> lou: the obama administration has done it again. choosing another green energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar loop guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opened by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran compa
: the obama administration has done it again. choosing another green energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar op guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opned by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran company, beacon power received $43 million. how about that? that feels like chump change, doesn'
account was hacked. the markets with a whipsaw action with a fake tweet about president obama. peter barnes has the latest for us. look at that chart, wow, peter. >> the sec, securities & exchange commission has declined comment on this incident but i can also tell you having reported on this stuff before, that it is standard operating procedure for the sec to look at any kind of major movement in the market like this caused by whatever problem, whether it is, you know, the flash crash or what have you. so i'm sure is. ec officials are on the case. so is the ap and so is the white house. at the white house briefing that just began a few minutes ago it started off with jay carney asking, giving the first question, which he usually does, to the associated press reporter. it was nedra pickler in the front row at the white house briefing room and here is the exchange. take a listen. >> just want to say at the top it appears as though ap's twitter account has been hacked. so anything that was just sent out about any incident at white house is absolutely false and we'll be -- shortly to cl
two men. security has been increased in new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those reonsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about a mile, three blocks on either side, an area closed off to business owners and even residents who live in this area and savannah, we should note public transit passers have been warned there will be random searches on the "t" here of bags and other objects. >> lester in boston thank you so much. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams following overnight developments in the investigation. pete, good morning. it seems there is no clearer picture
filed a bipartisan immigration bill that would spend billions of dollars on border security and put 11 million people in the u.s. illegally on a path to citizenship. president obama calls the plan a very clear compromise. >>> overseas, full military honors this morning in london at the funeral of former prime minister margaret thatcher. queen elizabeth was there along with some 2300 dignitaries and guests. now, at thatcher's request there was no eulogy delivered. when the service was finished her flag-draped coffin was carried out as the crowd of mourners followed behind. >>> and we want to take a moment now to note the passing of a beloved member of our abc family. during his 35-year career preston davis supervised the technical side of virtually every major live event from presidential elections to monday night football. before retiring he launched the network's transition to high definition. a true role model and pioneer. he will be missed. preston davis was 63 years old. >>> and finally, the scandal-plagued former governor of south carolina who famously ran off to argentina to be w
don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bulletin we have excuse i havely obtained that all exposed individuals are asymptomic which means they're not sick. that is good news because ricin poison can be deadly and there is no antidote for it. jon? jon: any idea who sent the letter? >> reporter: this bulletin says the fbi is following up on multiple leads about potential senders but their investigation continues. last night we herd democratic senator claire mccaskill from missouri say, her understanding was that investigators were zeroing in on som
for retirement? you're not going to believe what's hidden in president obama's budget proposal. >>> and gold, what a wild ride this past week, plunging 10% in one day. is it still a safe place to invest your money? >>> security washington, new york, and major cities after the bombings at the boston marathon. the question is, have we as americans become complacent about our national security? how safe are we from terror attacks on our own soil? earlier this week i spoke with the former head of the cia's bin laden unit. where do you, on a scale of 1 to 100, 100% there's no way you can be 100% safe. are we 99% safe? are we 10% sa? what's your estimate? >> you know, i would say probably we're 50% or 60% on the safe side. i think there is a -- the growth, especially if we're talking about the islamic world, of people who want to attack us here in the united states, has grown significaly. as has the animosity of parts of our muslim population here in the united states. we're not immune to what has gone on in france or spain or the uk. so i think that's a problem. but i also think we're at some ris
we have is that you abandoned the metric of operation control and have not given us a border security index. let me quote from your hometown newspaper. there was an editorial. wantssident obama immigration reform, he needs to put pressure on janet a. napolitano. have ancy has failed to simple standard for measuring border security, a project the department of homeland security started in 2010, but apparently has not worked up much of a sweat. unfortunately, one of your people testify to the house, said that mr. burke rc -- he -- that it will be a tool for the measurement you are suggesting. there was a very scathing report about the failure of establishing metrics. do you intend to come forth in a farmer transparent manner -- far more unsparing manner with a border security index? manner with at border index? >> there are so many ways to measure the border. the definition did not encompass all of the ways you could look at the border. -- is a let's look at border a safe and secure area? it, thatou got into is a much more difficult question to answer than it is to ask. there are a whol
with president obama and south carolina senator tim scott. >> on "newsmakers," congressman luis gutierrez, a member of the subcommittee on immigration and border security and chairman of the hispanic caucus immigration task force. he talks about efforts to make an immigration bill in the house. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> over the last, certainly over the last four years i am worried about this administration. it is part of a long-term trend i outlined in the book. it is using more and more state power to impose a particular worldview, a worldview i call liberalism and -- we will go to the definition of that. as a christian i am worried when the state hhs agency wants to mandate that catholic institutions and catholics have to pay for aboard fastens -- abortifacients in their insurance program, and i'm worried when the supreme court takes up gay marriage. i'm worried about things i see universities. i see more and more the state imposing a particular kind of agenda. it is really a worldview. this is bigger than politics. bigger than republicans and democrats. it
the security of our country. >> i would like to move on. you can return to this topic later as you choose during your open periods. >> the obama administration has chosen to survive the suspect in the boston marathons in a civil trial. did they do the right thing? 90 seconds, sir. >> i believe that president obama and his justice department are completely committed to ensuring that justice is done in this case. all voted president obama last week. he said that justice would be done in this case. if in the opinion of president obama and his justice department, the proper place for prosecution is here in the federal district court system of the state of massachusetts, i believe that the court system here in massachusetts can provide that kind of a venue in order to hear this case. i defer to president obama. i defer to his justice department. if in their judgment, this is the proper place in order to conduct that trial. >> thank you, sir. mr. lynch, 90 seconds. >> i think we have sufficient laws in our criminal system to prosecutor terror its, number two if you will. i think the effort to c
say they have spot add suspect in monday's bombing for the boston marathon from reviewing security video to department store, though. and this is important, no arrests have been made. and this comes as president obama is heading to boston today to attend a memorial service for the bombing victims. scott cohen is in boston with the latest. he rejoins us now. scott, i understand mitt romney, as well, may be there. what kinds of security measures are taking place? >> well, there remains heavy security in and around boston, kelly, in light of what happened this week. and, obviously, ahead of this visit. i should point out there is not a suspect as far as the authorities are concerned. certainly someone they are interested in talking to. you know, there is an interesting attitude here in boston now in the wake of all this. a sign on one of the buildings that i saw on the way over here that says boston doesn't blink. training for 2014 begins now. there's a lot of talk about resill cans, but also a lot of grief and that is all going to be brought together at the cathedral of the holy cros
. president obama heading to boston this morning unrelated to the push to get the suspects and maybe an arrest. he'll attend a memorial service around 11 a.m. eastern. if you talk about security, it's going to be heightened. here's possibly what they're looking at. this is the cover of the new york post today, and here are the two men right there, one with a backpack, one without. and they're spotted also in a crowd looking away from where the runners are. i cannot open the page because we can't show pictures on the inside. >>gretchen: we want to mention we're keeping up the photos and the video, i should say, from the texas situation while we're giving you these other major breaking stories. i find it interesting that the new york post decides to print these photos of these two men, because other news outlets, including fox news as of this morning, have decided not to show their faces because, frankly, federal officials asked them not to. so it's very interesting that the newspaper -- now it will be out everywhere. it was already on the was not confirmed that these are the two faces they were
that we bring the perpetrators to justice. >> you can see that entire hearing with homeland security secretary janet napolitano anytime at our website, c-span.org. the president obama released a statement earlier today on that explosion in west, texas. he said quote today our prayers o out to the peoplest my aatdmin, through fema and other agencies, is in close contact with our state an lalrsk sure there are no unmet needs. again,the president in a statement earlier today. nancy pelosi holding her weekly legislative briefing. that was a bit early. she discussed yesterday's failed vote on bipartisan gun legislation in the senate. she was joined by congressman mike thompson who chairs the gun violence prevention task force. they're proposing a house version of a compckgroundck this is 20 minutes. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> as we gather here this morning, people are gathering in boston for a prayer service. we joined them, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of boston, the families of all of the victims of this senseless tragedy, wherever they are from. we pray for th
senators, who care about national security, who have a very strong view about enemy combatant status, but the obama administration has tremendous experience in the prosecution of terrorist suspects. they've looked at this issue and i'm completely confident they're going to do it through a federal court and you're not going to see the enemy combatant issue become a major issue for the obama administration. >> roger, the fact they are putting this special safety categorization right now, the saturday for the greater community, how long can that last? is there a time frame in which it will expire and they must mirandize him, get him an attorney if he wants one? >> well, i trust what pete williams says on these things and there is a period of time, 36 to 48 hours. it's somewhat fudgible. it will defend when aware enough and coherent enough to begin to answer questions. but remember, the exception is about imminent threat. does he know of any other terrorist plots? has he planted any other devices? it's about the immediate safety and security of american citizens. and once law enforcement
and having protected barack obama, do you think as a matter of course being the boston marathon that they had bomb sniffing dogs prayer to the marathon? >> right, but we are assuming the bombs were placed there today when the security cordon was set up. but what if you got in before it was set up and pro placed an explosive. pennsylvania avenue doesn't have any devices but when he walked down we had the entire cordon set up. so don't assume they were put there today. >> what would be the process, then, as it relates to law enforcement when they have a big crowd like this? i assume you have to have bomb sniffing dogs going in and out at some point, right? >> right. but what we would do in the secret service and i don't know how practical for an event like the marathon, you have to clean the area out first. sweep it with the dogs, the explosives personnel from the military would look for becomes and everybody who came back in would then be swept through a magnitometer. there's no way to do that on 26 miles. >> almost impossible. i'll ask you the question i was asking a law enforcement earlier,
's what we all want to moment dan was a u.s. secret service agent who walked ahead of president obama during "the nine" inaugural parade and he knows what it takes to secure this type of situation. dan, that's what people want to know. how? how could this happen? >> good question. i think everybody is assuming, though, that these bombs were planted yesterday when they, in fact exploded and the event happened. that may not be the case. i don't know that for a fact, but what concerned the secret service and me specifically when i was there and we would organize the parade route for the president was not a device trying to come in that day. we knew we would be able to intercept it, but a device that was preplanted. and that, unfortunately, may be an avenue they may have to pursue investigatively. >> brian: from what you can tell, from what we know, this saudi national is a person of interest in the hospital right now who we've gone through his apartment. how unusual is it for the bomber, who is not a homicide bomber, to be a victim? evidently he had burns on him and smelled like gun powd
, and interviewed two men. security has been increased in other major cities, including new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. with regard to that search warrant in revere, massachusetts, we're told there are no suspects. they talked to a few individuals. they'll be talking to a lot of people, the fbi noting that we may talking to you, your neighbor and your friends. to get to the bottom of this. people running public transit here, are being met some times by random searches. >> we'll be speaking to some eyewitnesss to this tragedy in a up coof minutes. >>> savannah, more coverage to you. we'll get to nbc justice correspondent pete william
. >>> president obama made it clear today the bombings in boston are being investigated as an act of terrorism and the fbi was just as clear asking the public for help. joining me now also cnn national security analyst fran townsend, and tom fuentes. first of all, julia, what do you make of these photos the local affiliate had that show what looks like some sort of a from today, which is something that was wrapped in black and was delivered by a bag. and that sort of was the first hint they think the guy was here, the perpetrators were on-site and they dropped something. all of this seems consistent. on the other hand, it's too hard to tell, at least, from the two different slides we saw if, in fact, it was something behind the spectators and that piece sort of blew up with it. but that's the kind of information they need. what we're hearing is they have photos of say, here, and photos of here, but they don't have is right in the middle. do they have a picture of a guy dropping something or several people dropping something. that's why they're asking the public for the information and the medi
. this is a quote from president barack obama, 2011 state of the union address. he says, to put us on solid ground we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen social security for future generations. i mention social security, mr. speaker, because the fair tax, that bill, h.r. 25, most widely co-sponsored bill in the u.s. house of representatives of fundamental tax reform, replaces income taxes and the payroll taxes, payroll taxes, that 15.3% comes out ofer american's paycheck in order to fund social security and medicare, it replaces both of those with this 23% sales tax. replaces all your income tax, payroll taxes with a sales tax. and so for the first time, mr. speaker, we would begin to link the size of the social security trust fund not with wages in this country but with the size of the economy in this country. so when we double the size of the economy, we double the contributions to the social security trust fund, we protect social security for future generations. mr. speaker, a poll three years ago now, they asked college age students, do you believe in u.f.o.'s? folks said yes,
, president obama was briefed on this situation overnight by his homeland security adviser, lisa monnaco, and he just wrapped up in the situation room. he's been briefed on the situation throughout the week but again, right now he's meeting with members of his cabinet and earlier today met with his national security team. so clearly we are seeing a heightened situation in boston and that is reflective at the white house as well. pennsylvania avenue has been closed off to foot traffic ever since this bombing first happened on monday. it continues to be closed off to foot traffic. the secret service saying that is out of an abundance of caution. but clearly the district of columbia on heightened alert. >> kristen, thank you. i should add a point of caution, coming from chuck todd who says this meeting was previously scheduled. so what is unclear at the moment is whether they're coming because of boston marathon attack. investigation obviously will be a subject of conversation, but i want to clarify that because it's significant. vladimir putin has sent his condolences as well. so no questi
discovered that the obama administration is using a prison that is hidden in the basement of somalia's national security service and cia operatives are actually interrogating suspected militants, this group affiliated with al qaeda. and they're also engaged in renditions. snatching people from places like kenya and taking them to third world countries. one of the first executive orders saying i'm shutting all this stuff down. we've seen cosmetic change. no longer running their own sites in poland and thailand and elsewhere, but they're using other countries to do it. the program started under bill clinton. and the way it would work then, you would take these people and send them to egypt for mubarak's agents to portugal. >> which actually is you just said torture. we talked -- we call torture by american standards is called child's play by egypt standard under mubarak or talk about somalia. actually, the rendition and the results of it are far more brutal in third countries, third party countries than they ever were. >> that's why i the u.s. did it so you can say, well, we're not tor
the security cameras they have downloaded. >> john miller, thank you. >>> another terror scare may be over. mississippi man is under arrest, accused of trying to send ricin to president obama and senator wicker. paul kevin occcurt >>> the weather looks nice in the bay area today. as we look live toward the tallest skyscraper in san francisco, the transamerica pyramid, and plenty of blue out there. the numbers start out chilly with 41 in santa rosa, 43 at livermore and 47 in san jose. we warm up from there to 77 in san jose and 69 in the city. and the extended forecast look at what happens. the numbers warm into the mid- 80s by early next week. looks like a good beach weekend, as well. enjoy it. happened in texas to the oklahoma bombing. we'll show you the possible toxic health risk. >>> gun control is blocked in the u.s. senate and the president is furious. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> we'll look at why the white house couldn't get enough support from democrats. >>> and a surprise arrest in the murder of two prosecutors. details on the woman who could face the death
as a public service by your television provider. >> president obama was briefed by phone monday about the boston marathon bombings. seated with the president in his white house photo is homeland's security adviser lisa and the white house chief of staff. after this photo was taken, the president also spoke briefly at the white house about these attacks. >> good afternoon, everybody. was briefed byi my homeland security team about the events in boston. we are continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as the situation unfolds. state and local authorities protect our people, increased security, and investigate what happened. american people will say prayer for the boston people tonight and we say our prayers for the families and victims in the wake of this senseless loss. we do not yet have all the answers but we do know multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in the explosions of the boston marathon. i have spoken to the fbi director and they are mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. i have updated leaders of congress from both parties and
and members of the obama administration. this is the first time a british monarch has been present at the funeral of a british prime minister since the death in 1965 of sir winston church hill. extra security was in place after the boston marathon bombings. >>> new gun control legislation is in doubt after votes are scheduled in just hours now. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: senators are scheduled to vote on nine different pieces of legislation starting at 1:00 pacific. we're 25eubging a live look -- taking a live look at the floor right now where dianne feinstein has been speaking. she thanked those who have been supporting her legislation. >> i'm grateful for the willingness to step up, show courage and do what's right for america. >> feinstein sponsors an amendment that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of magazines. that's not expected to get enough votes to pass. there are other amendments including some dealing with mental health. the main bill in the spotlight is the bipartisan plan to expand background checks to include seales online and at fun shows. some
leventhal is live about a mile away at the cathedral from the holly cross where president obama spoke earlier at a memorial service for the victims. rick? >> and megyn, we haven't heard an update on the investigation from the fbi since tuesday. but today we heard from homeland security secretary janet napolitano who cautioned that this isn't a tv crime show where incidents are solved in an hour but she confirmed that investigators are very carefully looking at photos and video clips from personal phones, tv footage and surveillance cameras and that footage according to other sources clearly shows suspect placing one of the scene gf explodes. the secretary though tampered expectations. >> there is some video that has raised the question of those that the fbi would like to speak with. i wouldn't characterize them as suspects under the technical term. but we need the public's help in locating these individuals. >> and today here at the cathedral of the holy cross. the president and first lady and numerous dignitaries gathered for a service it to help this city heal. paying tribute to vic
, if he's found not guilty, it should be guilty one way or the other. secur partly the problem because they did not in their running thing homeland security let them down. one way or another, this man ought to be in the white house with obama and see what happens. host: ray from maryland. one other story we want to point out for you. we talked about the bush library that's opening this week. here's a story from "usa today" -- you can watch that library dedication on thursday on c- span. boston story on the bomber, and jason from illinois next on the independent line. good morning. if he is don't care convicted or is an enemy , as long as not they prove his guilt and take care of business on it. host: thanks for the call. up next, we will dcuss immigration policy in the wake of the boston bombing and how it has changed since the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. later, on the federal health care law, we will talk about how people will shop for insurance fraud in the federal and state- run exchanges. the op for insurance on federal and state-run exchanges. >> she was very bright, ver
condition. president obama now says the bombings are being treated as an act of terror. the boston police commissioner says no one is in custody in connection with the bombings. the f.b.i. refuses comment. and security beefed up for the new york stock exchange in wake of the bombing ones and cheryl is there for the hour. cheryl? cheryl: dennis, hello and yes, it is frankly, a normal looking day anyway here in front of the new york stock exchange. security as it always is at the stock exchange is tight. tourists from around the world, every day coming to the site but today is a different day for those focused on what happened in boston. here in new york city, mayor bloomberg making a point to say he's going to put 1,000 extra counterterrorism officers around the streets of manhattan. there's extra security here, in times square, at the train stations, the airports in the new york area all because this city knows all too well what it is like to be attacked. there's been 16 known terror plots foiled between september 2001 and today. the most recent, october of 2012 so this city on high alert
precautions for an event like that with extra security but they had no idea -- there were no threats ahead of time. no intelligence that this event might be targeted. >> obama: we certainly increase posture around a big event like this. all of those things happened in preparation for this event but there was no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen. >> bill: what can we draw from this? i would love to get your thoughts on it. 1-866-55-press. it certainly is a reminder that, you know, we are not safe, not even here in our own soil, in our own homeland. particularly post-september 11th, it is a reminder there are people both here in this country and around the world who don't like us, don't like what we stand for don't like who we are. we'll take advantage of every opportunity to do harm to us. it also -- i think we saw again yesterday, the real heroism on the part of so many people. and the only silver lining to this event it seems to me was that there were so many of the runners had already finished, right? maybe 2/3 of the runners, i heard, had already finished the race.
to approach the standoff. >> stephanie: boy, security has been incredible between all of this going on now, and the president was there speaking about the boston marathon victims. >> obama: yes, we will find you and yes, you will face justice. we will find you. we will hold you accountable, but more than that, our fidelity to our way of life to a free and open society will only grow strong stronger god has not given us the spirit of fear, but one of power and love and self discipline. >> stephanie: if you just tuned in, we're with david shuster from current tv and the first suspect has been killed the second one as far as we know is holed up in a house. the city -- david what does that mean that boston is on lockdown? what does that mean exactly? >> earlier this morning and this would be longer than two hours ago. and police seem to have focused on this one particular complex or block in watertown, but before that, police asked that the entire city be shutdown, that they stop public transportation, buses, trains, shut down the airports all essentially to try to freez
trying to get some of those questions answered immediately. president obama doesn't have anything on his public schedule today, but i am told that he will be in contact with his national security team when needed to get briefed on the ongoing investigation into not only what motivated these two brothers but also into whether they had any accomplices, and those are some of the questions, some of the first questions that they're going to want to resolve. so president obama, craig, was very careful not to come out last night and address the public until there had been an arrest, until he felt as though he had all of the information, but he was being briefed behind the scenes here. he had a briefing with his entire national security team in the situation room and then again with a smaller group of top advisers in the oval office. during that meeting he placed phone calls boston mayor tom menino and massachusetts governor deval patrick. so there's a lot going on behind the scenes as the white house continues to monitor what is an ongoing investigation, ongoing situation, but there is no doubt
the bombs exploded seconds apart. president obama calling it an act of terror but saying no group foreign or domestic claimed responsibility for the attack. at this point, joining me now is jeffrey deedee, a security consultant, trained with boston police s.w.a.t. team. thank you for being with us. what we know now about the bomb, apparently in a pressure cooker device, both devices hidden in a backpack, low to the ground, perhaps placed on the street. what do you make of what you're hearing about the devices? >> well, i'm alarmed by what i'm hearing about the devices, because i stand -- i got back last year after nine months in afghanistan, and these pressure cookers are a tactic, technique that is used by the taliban and by al qaeda in afghanistan. very effective weapons, they try to pick the pressure cookers up wherever they can, and they use them to make their ieds. and quite concerned that this is a ttt as they call it in the military that -- >> ttp. >> tactic, technique and -- but the ttp -- procedures -- things of the taliban that we're now seeing here. that doesn't mean it was the
to the middle east. this man's job when he was at the secret service -- protect president obama with 1.8 million people on the washington mall gathered for his first inauguration. >> you can't guarantee anything. all you do in the field of security is reduce the probe ability of an event like this to something so miniscule if something does happen your response element afterward is enough to keep the casualties to a minimum. >> many americans have grown tired of war, tsa checkpoints and heavy security at sporting events. former national director of counterterrorism says the threat remains very real. >> if this turns out to be either domestic or international terrorism it will remind people of the difficulty of the tasks that we have been working against over the past ten years. >> reporter: experts say that while we can certainly prevent and address more security issues than we did before 9/11, trying to protect a soft target like a marathon is just increasingly difficult and they point out that a terrorist only has to find the weakest, softest point and attack there. of course that's where we'r
reach. a third area of focuses is school safety. unfortunately, the obama administration in the past several years reduced funding for school safety by over $300 million. next to me are detailed the security our cools stkpwrapbts were cut $110 million in 2012. school safety initiative was cut $53 million in 2011. and the safe and drug-free schools grants were cut $184 million in 2010. this substitute restores funding for school safety. if the effort is to protect our kids -- and i know all 100 senators want to do everything we can to protect our kids. one of the most direct ways is to make sure there are resources on the ground protecting our kids. and so this bill would provide $3400 million in funding -- $300 million in funding, 30 million a year for ten years, to do exactly that, to provide funding for the secure our schools grants. a fourth area is improving the existing background checks as it concerns mental illness. if you look for a common theme among these mass murderers that we have seen recent years, one of the most disturbing things is we've seen person after person with
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